Tim Griffin is an award winning Blues and Roots artist based in North Queensland.
He has toured extensively both throughout Australia and Overseas since 2010. Tim is a highly sought after musician for private, corporate and festival events right throughout the year.
In 2012 he won the Base Q Memphis Blues Challenge in Brisbane which gave him the right to represent Queensland at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis USA. His quarter final result there placed him in the top 100 unsigned blues artists in the world.
Tim then travelled to New Orleans and performed several shows on Bourbon St. He released his first album ‘Castle Hill Blues’ on his return to Australia and went on to tour nationally to promote the album. ‘Castle Hill Blues’ (2012), has become an iconic blues recording in his hometown of Townsville. The recording is very honest and showcases Tims abilities as a solo performer. The album received significant airplay in Australia and the US. ‘Shake ya Hoodoo’ has gone on to reach #13 on the Australian Blues and Roots charts and continues to gain both national and international airplay.
In 2014 he began writing for his second album ‘Shake Ya Hoodoo’ which was released on the 30th of January 2016. The album was recorded with a powerhouse band that includes Trombone legend Sarah Morrow (currently musical director for Dr John and formerly Trombone player for Ray Charles) and Keyboard Player Michael Caruana (Melbourne Ska Orchestra).The album also features Chris Filmore (Slide Guitar, Austria), Kelly Auty (Vocals, Melbourne), Michael Walker (Harmonica, Rockhampton), Blues Mountain (Melbourne), Jarrah Jones (Guitar, Townsville), Kendal Daines (Vocals, Townsville. The album truly is an international affair having been recorded in New Orleans, Vienna, Melbourne and Rockhampton.
He has recently released his third album ‘The Outlaw Session’s Vol 1’. The album is an old school journey into a time when men were men and all they had was their name. This album will remind many of the great Outlaw Country recordings of the past and is a must have for any fans of Johnny Cash, Nick Cave or Quentin Tarantino’s works. The album features Shane Pacey of The Bondi Cigars adding his magic to the experience. Other notable mentions are Larry Fulcher On upright Bass on track 5, who is well know for his grooves with Taj Mahal and the Phantom Blues Band and Ruthie Foster. This album is a must have for any Lover of the country/roots/blues genres.
Tim has supported Tim Friedman, Jeff Martin, The Black Sorrows, Russell Morris, James Reyne, Blue King Brown, Mark Seymour and Andrew Strong and the Commitments as well as for his mentor Willie Hona (Herbs). He was also recently named the ABFM Overall National Prize Winner for 2016.
Tim has a vast musical repertoire ranging from Blues, Reggae, Rock, Soul and Funk and Easy Listening.
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